Anna Maria Island

artsHOP 2014





Florida Maritime Museum
4415 119th Street West, Cortez, FL
Lecture Series


Independence and Intrigue:Pirates & Privateers
Wednesday, November 9, 3pm

Dr. David Head, a lecturer of history at UCF, will tell the stories of nineteenth-century sailors who left the U.S. to join the Spanish American Wars attacking Spanish ships, and sneaking past authorities to return home to ports along the Gulf and along Florida’s Atlantic coast. Dr. Head will be available for a book signing after the lecture.

Early Surveying and Cartography of Tampa Bay
Wednesday, November 16, 3 pm

Guest speaker Charley Morgan is a founder and namesake for Morgan yachts. His design, the Morgan Out Island 41, has been quoted as being “the most popular boat over 40 feet overall ever built.” Join Charley to learn about early surveying and the cartography of Tampa Bay. Reserve early as seating is limited. Admission is FREE and seating is first come first serve, beginning at 2:30 pm. FMM members can reserve seats by calling (941) 708-6120.

Reserve early as seating is limited. Donations are always appreciated.


“The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce values Cultural Connection’s contribution towards building a strong community via the arts. Their efforts give our area greater visibility as not only an amazing destination for visitors, but adds to a way of life we all enjoy. The artsHOP event in November kicks off this focus with a season of island arts and culture - shedding colorful light on our beautiful surroundings by inviting people to stroll through our galleries and businesses. It is a wonderful weekend of art, music, food and fun. Thank you Cultural Connections for enhancing the beauty of our area and making it enjoyable for all to see.”

Deb Wing, President
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce





Our Anna Maria Island community proudly supports over 12 art galleries and studios, a nationally recognized historical society, a renowned orchestra and chorus, The Island Players theater, and a published writers' group. Cultural Connections of Anna Maria Island was established in 2008 for the purpose of promoting and supporting our island culture. "Cultural Connections' mission is to promote Anna Maria Island as a cultural destination."

artsHOP is presented by Cultural Connections of Anna Maria Island
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